Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 turns 50


A month ago, the Porsche introduced the new generation 911 GT3 RS model, which is powered by a 4-liter, 6-cylinder boxer engine, one of the last high-performance engines that are not assisted by mechanical superchargers or turbochargers.

Now, the automaker has decided to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first and iconic Porsche 911 RS, in a special video.

The history of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

The model was first presented at the 1972 Paris Motor Show, being based on the 911S 2.4 model.

The car held the title of the most powerful and fastest model in the “elfer” range at the time. Porsche didn't shy away from declaring it as a car for everyday use that can also be driven in your spare time.

Lighter and more aerodynamically optimized compared to the aforementioned 911S, the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is powered by an air-cooled 2.7-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine that develops 210 hp and 255 Nm of maximum torque.

A 5-speed manual gearbox is responsible for transmitting power to the rear axle.

The mass of the Coupé with the hood, which has the characteristic spoiler called “duck tail”, is 975 kilos, reaching 0 to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds and developing 241 km/h, which can still be be considered a respectable result today.

The tribute video to the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

In the record, legendary two-time world rally champion Walter Röhrl and factory Porsche team driver Timo Bernhard discuss the impact the first 911 RS had on the automotive industry.

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